Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 21, 2017 | News, Statements

Statement On Chairman Ajit Pai’s Plan To Gut Net Neutrality Protections 

BECKERMAN: “Chairman Pai’s proposal, if implemented, represents the end of net neutrality as we know it…”

 

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality protections:

“Chairman Pai’s proposal, if implemented, represents the end of net neutrality as we know it and defies the will of millions of Americans who support the 2015 Open Internet Order. This proposal undoes nearly two decades of bipartisan agreement on baseline net neutrality principles that protect Americans’ ability to access the entire internet.

“The 2015 Order created bright-line, enforceable net neutrality protections that guarantee consumers access to the entire internet and preserve competition online. This proposal fails to achieve any of these objectives. Consumers have little choice in their ISP, and service providers should not be allowed to use this gatekeeper position at the point of connection to discriminate against websites and apps.

“Internet Association and our members will continue our work to ensure net neutrality protections remain the law of the land.”

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November 13, 2017 | News, Press Releases

Internet Association Joins Snapchat Ahead Of Virtuous Circle Summit in SF

San Francisco – Internet Association today announced the launch of the official IA Snapchat account ahead of its annual Virtuous Circle Summit. The account will feature highlights and behind-the-scenes footage from from the conference, and moving forward will feature conversations with policymakers, executives, and tech movers and shakers.

To follow, click here or use the Snapcode below:

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November 3, 2017 | News, Statements

Statement In Support Of The Bipartisan Compromise To The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act

Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in support of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) compromise:

“Internet Association is committed to combating sexual exploitation and sex trafficking online and supports SESTA. Important changes made to SESTA will grant victims the ability to secure the justice they deserve, allow internet platforms to continue their work combating human trafficking, and protect good actors in the ecosystem.”

“Internet Association thanks cosponsors Sen. Portman and Sen. Blumenthal for their careful work and bipartisan collaboration on this crucially important topic and Chairman Thune  and Ranking Member Nelson for their leadership of the Commerce Committee. We look forward to working with the House and Senate as SESTA moves through the legislative process to ensure that our members are able to continue their work to fight exploitation.”

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